Georgia Tech defender Abdoulaye Gueye knocks the ball away from Boston College guard Ky Bowman as he knocks him to the hardwood Sunday, March 3, 2019, at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta.
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Georgia Tech to play Nebraska in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Georgia Tech will play at home against Nebraska in its Big Ten/ACC Challenge game, the ACC announced Thursday. The game will be played Dec. 4.

It will be the second time that the two teams have played, the first was a Tech win in December 1983. The game against the Cornhuskers is one of three that the Yellow Jackets will play against power-conference competition in the non-conference schedule. Tech could play a fourth in the Diamond Head Classic, as Washington also is in the eight-team field. (Tech has two more games to schedule.)

Nebraska finished 19-17 last season (6-14 in the Big Ten) and fired coach Tim Mills, replacing him with former Chicago Bulls and Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg. The Cornhuskers roster will include at least one player with whom Tech coaches are familiar, freshman forward Yvan Ouedraogo from France. Tech was in Ouedraogo’s final three before he selected Nebraska in May.

Coach Josh Pastner is 1-2 in Big Ten/ACC Challenge games, with a home win over Northwestern in 2017 and road losses to Penn State (2016) and Northwestern (2018). Tech is 7-11 time in the series.

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